In the coming weeks, the leaders of GCC nations visit Washington, where the discussion will touch on crises in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen. Angela Merkel visit Vladimir Putin in Moscow in an attempt to salvage the peace process in Ukraine—against a backdrop of worsening violence and European angst over sanctions. Meanwhile in Egypt, verdicts in two cases against deposed President Mohamed Morsi are due, though Egypt’s own trials seem likely to persist. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.
Tensions in Egypt have been escalating in the run-up to the first anniversary of President Morsi taking office. In this podcast Lucy Jones, Control Risks’ political and security risk analyst for Egypt assesses the significance of the protests and the long term implications for business.